“Have a New Breakthrough”

by Dr. Larry Morris

Edmund Wilson once said, "If I could only remember that the days were not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart."  When we find that our days have become too predictable, boring and tedious, perhaps we are playing it too safe. Maybe we are resting on yesterday's breakthrough instead of being open to a new realization today. The glow of insight or revelation that was once so profound and meaningful may have died with time. What was fresh and alive can become spoiled if held onto too long. If we buy a butter lettuce and put it in our refrigerator for say 3 or 4 weeks, no matter how fresh it was at first, it is now beyond the pale. We reach into our crisper and draw out a slimy blob of decayed goods. So too with our old breakthroughs. We have to be willing to release the good that was good in its time for a greater and fresher good to come to us now.